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       "In Countertechnique body and mind are equally important, they are interconnected. Therefore I feel like I can finally unfold my full potential as a performer. What a game changer! Naturally, I really want to share my discoveries with other dancers as well. Teaching is an ongoing process of sharing and caring for each other and the art of dance. The learning never stops, and this is what I love most about it!"

Since 2018 I have been teaching Anouk van Dijk's movement method Countertechnique.

Countertechnique® provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action.

Within a clear structure of exercises the Countertechnique® class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. Dancers are encouraged to be pro-active in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to body and mind.

Countertechnique® makes daily training a valuable investment in the dancer’s own development, as well as interesting personal research.

Countertechnique® was created and developed by Dutch choreographer, dancer and teacher Anouk van Dijk, former artistic director of Australian dance company Chunky Move.

In the past years I have been sharing Countertechnique at the following places:

  • Norrdans, Härnösand (SW)

  • Tanzfabrik, Berlin (DE)

  • TANZ Linz, Linz (AU)

  • Tanzcompagnie Volkstheater Rostock (DE)

  • Marameo, Berlin (DE)

  • Henny Jurriëns Stichting, Amsterdam (NL)

  • Oddaj ciężar, Warsaw (PL)


Video: Markus Tari

  • HfMDK, Frankfurt (DE)

  • Codarts, University of the Arts, Rotterdam (NL)

  • Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Linz (AU)

  • Universität Mozarteum, Orff Institut, Salzburg (AU)

  • Move Too Hot Company, Burghausen (DE)

  • Recoil, Dancecentrum Stockholm, Stockholm (SW)

  • Profitraining, tanz_house Studio, Salzburg (AU)

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